Octeville-l'Avenel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Barfleur at 15 km from Octeville-l'Avenel

Visit Octeville-l'Avenel: highlights and tourist information

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Octeville-l'Avenel is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Octeville-l'Avenel in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barfleur at 15 km and Cherbourg at 21 km.

Octeville-l'Avenel, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-east)

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

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at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest...

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Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

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at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

See Bayeux guide

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Map of places to visit near Octeville-l'Avenel


Markets in and near Octeville-l'Avenel

  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (8km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (9km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Eglise: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (15km)
  • Cherbourg: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (21km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (22km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (28km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (28km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Octeville-l'Avenel, France

What to do at Octeville-l'Avenel? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Octeville-l'Avenel.

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (8km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château des Ravalet (19km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (23km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (31km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (37km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (45km)
  • Plantbessin (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (24km)
  • Cap de la Hague (43km)
  • Nez de Jobourg (45km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (52km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Valognes (9km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Octeville-l'Avenel is in the north of France at 51 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Octeville-l'Avenel is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Octeville-l'Avenel

Canton: Quettehou

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50630

Distance to Octeville-l'Avenel

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 277 km

from Nice: 924 km

from Bordeaux: 527 km

from Strasbourg: 671 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Octeville-l'Avenel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aumeville-Lestre, Crasville, Fontenay-sur-Mer, Lestre, Montaigu-la-Brisette, Morsalines, Ozeville, Quettehou, Quineville, Saint-Floxel, Saint-Germain-de-Tournebut, Saint-Martin-d'Audouville, Teurtheville-Bocage, Vaudreville and Videcosville.

This page in French: Visiter Octeville-l'Avenel